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5 Fun Facts About March 13 In Rhode Island History

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1. The Rhode Island State House was completed on this day in 1904. It took five years to construct the building, which stands as a symbol of the state's commitment to democracy and freedom.

2. March 13, 1950, marks the day that the Ladd Observatory located at Brown University discovered the asteroid "Approaching Earth Object 1949 DA." The asteroid is estimated to be approximately one mile in diameter and orbits the sun every 2.5 years.

3. In 1973, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum was established on this day. The museum houses over 100,000 works of art from around the world and attracts visitors from across the United States and beyond.

4. On March 13, 1866, the East Greenwich Academy was incorporated, making it the oldest independent school in the state. Today, the school serves students in kindergarten through grade 12 and is known for its rigorous academic program.

5. The USS Saratoga, an aircraft carrier that served in World War II and the Cold War, was commissioned on March 13, 1956. The ship was eventually decommissioned in 1994 and is now a museum ship in Texas.
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